You know it’s the playoff edition when you see names like Jaime Garcia and Lance Lynn make the list. Also, welcome back Adam Wainwright! When the average for Noah Syndergaard‘s changeups and sliders make our list, I don’t think of ways to update the script. I say go with it. It’s the playoffs! Here you’ll find information regarding the pitchers that light up the radar gun each and every night. I’ve listed for both starters and relievers the top average pitch velocity with a heading for type. It doesn’t equate to quality of an outing or take into consideration the end result of the pitch (sometimes really, really good fastballs go a long way), but it’s fun.
Starters Pitches by Average MPH:
Relievers Pitches by Average MPH: